Jake Barlow

Jake is the Senior Vice President of Sales at ClickLease. ClickLease’s refreshingly simple approach to equipment financing uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver instant approvals and same day funding; allowing equipment vendors to move more inventory and mom-and-pop business owners to save precious time while keeping money in their pocket.   Prior to joining ClickLease, Jake spent the…

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Andrew Freeman

Named as one of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, Andrew brings a combination of experience, passion and creativity to every endeavor. Andrew learned the restaurant business by working through the ranks at several legendary New York venues. At Windows on the World, Andrew was…

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Steven Meese

Chef Meese’s cooking comes from the deepest part of his soul, inspired from his many experiences and travels around the world. Like his playful, eccentric and quirky personality, his approach to cuisine is the same, while his style and technique are visually stunning. Chef Meese has trained under three Michelin star chefs Daniel Boulud and…

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Charles and Shiyrah Crowther

My name is Charles and my wife is Shiyrah.  We started growing Shiitakes 15 years ago in a small town in Tennessee. What started out as a hobby soon turned into a business. About 7 years ago we moved to a little place in Alabama called Montevallo. We live on 14 acres, tucked away from the city  where…

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Andy Schwartz

Andy Schwartz is the Co-founder & CEO of xtraCHEF, an Automated Accounts Payable & Cost Intelligence platform for restaurants. A motivating leader who believes in the power of relationships, Andy has steered the startup through a period of rapid growth, earning the trust of some of the most renowned restaurateurs in the industry and positioning the company as an…

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